It’s time for day 9 of the Diamine Inkvent calendar.
Day 9’s ink is Diamine Cardinal, an orangey red standard ink with a good amount of shading.
I had two truly unfortunate accidents with this ink, and as a result the ink swab doesn’t look the best. It does show off Diamine Cardinal’s colour and shading properties well, though.
This was a joy to draw, because of the subject matter and the shading. I don’t like sketching with red ink, but it does lend drama to each drawing.
If you want to read about my woes with this ink, check out the writing sample below. I won’t be buying a bottle of this ink because I’m not a fan of red inks, but if you do like bright reds, then Diamine Cardinal is a very cheery colour with a good amount of character from its shading.